Hanes Pledges $1.97 Million to United Way

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—Hanes and its employees pledged $1.97 million to the United Way of Forsyth County (UWFC) and its surrounding communities. The donation earns the company its 11th campaign excellence award from the foundation.

The United Way recognizes Hanes’ efforts with the Spirit of North Carolina Award, the 10th consecutive award for the company and 11th earned in the past 12 years. The organization also cites the company’s use of special events to promote and educate staff on a culture of philanthropy.

“HanesBrands demonstrated excellence in its United Way campaign, but also a strong philanthropic culture and community engagement,” says Cindy Gordineer, UWFC President and CEO.

Gordineer states that the company earned high marks in the award selection process for “overall organizational volunteer culture, collaborative work with United Way, employee engagement, and participation.”

Since 2006, the company’s involvement with the foundation has raised more than $25.5 million.

“The employees of HanesBrands continue to generously support the vibrancy and health of our community,” says Maria Teza, HanesBrands United Way 2017 campaign chairperson. “This year’s campaign brought out the superhero in all of us and we had fun while making a difference in our community.”

To foster volunteerism, the company offered paid-time-off incentives to roughly 400 employees for their community service. Hanes says its employees contributed more than 1,600 volunteer hours in 2017, performing duties such as landscaping, painting, and administrative tasks.

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